My Basic Summer Makeup

More often than not when you get excited for someone's "basic" makeup, it's a list of at least 36 products. I'm not here to play games today, this is legit basic bitch makeup. My "summer look" has consisted of only four things. Not only is this better for my skin, it saves a million hours of time in the morning. For real, it might take me under two minutes to do this. Which is amazing because I have to be at work at 6:30am and I prefer hitting snooze twelve times rather than getting up to slather slime all over my face.

Bonus: this is all drugstore products!


1.) After washing and moisturizing, I use the Garnier Skin Renew Anti Dark Circle Roller under my eyes. And maybe a lil dab around my nose if there is redness. I tap it out with my finger all around my eye area including the lids. It adds such a nice fresh brightness to your face, you instantly stop looking like you just crawled back from the dead. I've been using this thing for years and have raved about it here before, it's my little baby that I'll never let go of.

2.) Next up is some translucent powder for all around my eyes and I like to swipe it over my whole T-zone also. My ride or die powder has been this NYX Set It and Don't Fret It for so long. This is another one I've mentioned on here and in videos a bunch of times. I'm loyal as fuck to my products and to..... NEXT!

3.) I'm so beyond lazy about brows but still completely refuse to leave them untouched. While I love the Brow Wiz and Pomade and every other product like it, I just don't have the time or patience to be that detailed. I used to love the Benefit Gimme Brow but when I started using the NYX Tinted Brow Mascara, I was hooked. It's the perfect color for me, it fills them in pretty nicely and naturally, and locks everything in place. A few swipes and it's done.

4.) And lastly of course is mascara because this is the one product that makes all the difference. You could have a whole face of makeup on and it wouldn't look good until you add mascara. It is the queen! If I'm feeling fancy I'll curl my lashes first but I usually don't bother. My long time fave is the L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black.

Obviously what I do is really so simple, it's just to make me look awake. It's my "wake up makeup". And let's be real, while yes this is my summer situation because I don't want sticky foundation melting off my skin in the 110 degree heat, it will probably just be my go-to forever makeup since I love it so much. Maybe I'm just in a phase, but I'm so over putting 97 products on my face and eyes. I love makeup, I really do but it's exhausting and damaging and ummm expensive. And homegirl is on a major spending freeze. I think I've only worn a full face of makeup three times in the last few months. It's so freeing!

What products do you use to keep a simple fresh faced look? 


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